The World Series of Poker’s new real money online poker site for Nevada residents, courtesy of Caesar’s Entertainment, will have its official launch this week.
As of this coming Thursday, September 19, 2013, the World Series of Poker’s long-awaited real money poker site is now officially live. Available exclusively to Nevada players for the moment, the WSOP is betting, like all the other Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware land-based gaming operations getting into the intrastate online gaming market, that interstate and then national online gaming, legal throughout the U.S., will be soon to follow.
The new WSOP real money online poker site is being offered by none other than Caesar’s Entertainment Corp (whose stock has tripled over the past year, no doubt in large part due to this imminent event.) Caesar’s says that they signed up more than 12,000 players for the new online poker site at this year’s 2013 World Series of Poker live at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
After a delay from its originally planned launch for earlier in the year, Caesar’s and the WSOP expressed gratitude to the Nevada Gaming Control Board for the in-depth licensing and testing procedures they implemented.
Nevada passed online gaming within the state in 2011 and that December passed its regulations for online gambling. And while at present the site will only be available to players in Nevada, a pact between Nevada and New Jersey, where online gambling is also now legal, is seen as inevitable, and the WSOP expects its site to offer its services to players across both states by early 2014.